Peter C. wrote:
> Nancy and Flounder were wonderful hosts for this year's
> Flounderpalooza SOS v.3.0. Thank you!
> I didn't do much but eat, talk smart, polish the Bishop, and
> watch the karting. (I didn't care to drive one. The track was getting
> icy by this time.)
> I did have to send out an SOS on my way home. To Flounder. Right
> at dusk i hit a deere....John Deere...... 11 horse hydrostatic with
> what was about a 36" deck. Now it's about a 22" deck. It fell off a
> trailer travelling in the oncoming lane of a 2 lane.
> Guy behind the trailer saw it leave the bed, flashed his lights to get
> the attention of the towing truck, and watch me whack it at, lets say
> the speed limit of 55, for argument's sake. 2002 Jetta is likely
> totaled. Passenger side airbag deployed (no passenger). Driver's side
> "puffed up a bit" (deputy's words). Luckily I just have some seatbelt
> After gathering myself, talking with passersby, and finally the police
> departments, all got pretty funny. The jokes about Deere season, etc.
> were flowing. The deputy was really nice. (remember Fargo?) Flounder
> and Nancy came to the rescue as we emptied the Jetta's contents into
> his Suburban, and drove to the nearest town to wait for my wife. The
> deputy was there and we didn't enjoy hot chocolate, but settled for
> hot toffee-flavored water. The puns were flying by this time.
> Jane, my wife, walked into this scene thinking I had hit a tractor,
> but due to my dying cell phone I failed to explain it was a lawn
> tractor. Imagine four of us sitting around telling jokes with the
> police when she's had an hour to conjure up the worst, short of a
> hospital visit.
> Anyway, we should find out shortly about the totaled-ness of the
> Jetta. We may be shopping. A new Mini has already been vetoed :-(
> Maybe WST will host the pics of my first, and hopefully last, deere.
> Be careful out there. Ya never know.
> PPP, aka Deerestalker
SO glad you are O.K. It could have been worse and we all are
relieved that you are not hurt, but my vote goes for the new Mini.
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